October, 2018

Your Guide to State-by-State Bond Thresholds

Construction Business Owner

Most contractors recognize the need for licensing and bonding in the construction industry, but it can be a challenge to understand the bond size requirements, as bonding thresholds are mandated by each state, not an overarching federal law.

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5 technologies boosting productivity on the jobsite

Construction Dive

Here are the tech tools contractors say they are using to work smarter, more accurately and faster with fewer accidents and injuries

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Properties and benefits of rebar cages

Construction Cost Estimating

In drilled shaft construction, rebar cages are generally utilized to reinforce the shaft throughout excavation. To retain the strength of this cage as well as complete the entire construction project successfully, the design of the cage should be perfect.

Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Contractor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Construction Joint in Concrete – Types, Location Selection and Advantages

The Constructor

Construction joint is placed when the mass concreting works are done and cannot be completed on a single stretch. The interface of the past. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide Structural Design Structural Engineering

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The Transforming Construction Technology Ecosystem, Innovative Viewpoint Clients Among Key Highlights of Day 3 of Collaborate 2018


The changing construction technology landscape and our clients’ innovative uses of technology were in the spotlight for Day Three of Collaborate 2018.

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Construction Dive

The industry's old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper receipts and invoices, or traveling long distances to do on-site inspections of small changes

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Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that there is no known safe level of lead in a child’s blood. Lead is harmful to health, especially for children.

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Starting A Construction Business


PDF This Article. Starting a construction business can be a daunting task; we know this has been some of the scariest years of our lives. We’ve talked to alot of people through the years, and it’s actually incredible how many people are too afraid to start something on their own.

Concrete Forms – Types and Selection of Concrete Forms

The Constructor

Concrete forms can be defined as a solid barrier that helps to hold the fluid concrete in place until it hardens and acquire a particular shape. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering

Social Media in Construction – 2018 Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) professionals.

Pitfalls of the Disconnected Jobsite


Having the integrated software to connect the office and field can help avoid costly project delays. In today’s fast-paced construction environment, speed and accuracy are critical to project success.

A breakdown of the Middle East construction market


The Middle East construction market is under a very encouraging paradigm shift. According to the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), the sector can anticipate a slow but steady recovery soon. This, of course, doesn’t mean that construction companies have left the tough days behind once and for all.

In its latest design forecast, Gensler emphasizes the human touch


Design that “puts people back at the center” is now the driving force behind resilient, livable cities, according to Gensler’s just-released 2018 Design Forecast, “Shaping the Future of Cities

Utilize real-time data to improve project management

Construction Dive

With the connected jobsite slowly becoming the norm, the importance of jobsite automation software continues to rise

Types of Stirrups in Column

The Constructor

Different types of stirrups are designed for columns based on their varying cross-sections, the number of longitudinal reinforcement bars and the. Detailing Guide How To Guide Reinforcement Guide column reinforcement

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Pre-Qualification of Construction Managers – An Essential Ingredient for a Successful Project

Construction Marketing Blog

With ever-increasing costs of construction and the need to complete quality construction projects in a timely and safe manner it is critical that owners utilize professional and ethical designers and constructors on their project teams.

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Construction Podcasts Worth Checking Out


Are you a podcast listener yet? You have no shortage of ways to consume media these days, but we’ve found podcasts can be a great way to learn something new, hear from interesting people or keep up with the latest construction news while you’re commuting to work, exercising or cooking dinner.

RELi Could be Standard Practice in Nearly Every Real Estate Transaction

Green Building Law Update

RELi 2.0, a comprehensive rating system that provides strategies and tools for resilient building and design, is expected to be launched on Monday, November 12th. The launch of RELi 2.0

3D scanning data provides solutions for challenging tilt-up panel casino project


Jaynes Corp., a premier general contracting firm with locations in New Mexico and Colorado, eschewed traditional methods and instead used state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology to document the location of rebar in tilt-up panels at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sandia Casino and Resort. The project included a 28,000-sq-ft, two-story office complex adjacent to the main casino.

Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!


Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. There is a thin layer of participants that push the idea for various reasons (usually superficial), and there are people (in a very small minority) that practice it wholeheartedly. (my

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Brick Masonry Definition, Types, and Construction

The Constructor

What is Brick Masonry? Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction which is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

How To Select A Contractor For A Project

Construction Marketing Blog

The key to a successful project is hiring the right contractor. Whether your construction is a simple house upgrade or a commercial remodeling, a wrong contractor can frustrate your efforts and waste a lot of time, money and energy.

Mel Robbins Inspires on Day 2 of Viewpoint Collaborate 2018


Keynote presenter Mel Robbins gets attendees of Viewpoint’s Collaborate 2018 conference motivated during the morning general session. It’s the little things that can make a big difference.

The 6 Best Construction Project Management Books to Learn From

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Laura Buckler. Being a manager, especially in such a challenging industry as construction, can be very demanding. You have to look confident, even in situations when you are not that familiar with the topic or don’t really know how to handle certain situations.

RELi Could be Standard Practice in Nearly Every Real Estate Transaction

Green Building Law Update

RELi 2.0, a comprehensive rating system that provides strategies and tools for resilient building and design, was approved last week and is being launched on Monday, November 12th. The launch of RELi 2.0

6 green certifications contractors should know about

Construction Dive

Though they trail LEED and Energy Star, several other unique benchmarks for building in a way that is healthy for both occupants and the environment are gaining ground and can't be ignored

Tensile Fabric Structures – Properties, Types and Advantages

The Constructor

Fabric tensile structures are tensile structures in which a membrane is ‘stretched’ to form a three-dimensional surface that can be used. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Structural Design Structural Engineering

4 Steps to Hiring a Commercial Roof Repair Professional

Construction Marketing Blog

Roofing repair entails a major investment in the form of time and money, making it all-important to contact a reputable company for quality services. Therefore, here are the four steps to hiring a commercial roof repair professional to make the whole process hassle-free.

State of the Construction Industry: October Roundup


Happy almost Halloween! Before you head home to get in costume or hand out candy, check out the top headlines from October’s construction news. We’ve seen topics like technology, the labor shortage and safety in the headlines all year long, and this month is no exception.

Some vital definitions in surveying

Construction Cost Estimating

Surveying is the art to create horizontal measurements for finding out the relative position of several objects on the surface of the earth. Objective of surveying - To work from the whole to the part, To determine the new station by minimum two methods Categorization of surveying: 1.

Green Building Codes Not Eligible for Copyright Protection

Green Building Law Update

A decision earlier this month by the Eleventh Circuit United States Courts Of Appeals goes further than other modern courts in describing that building codes when adopted by local government cannot be copyrighted.

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7 giant airport projects around the world take flight

Construction Dive

Global airport construction is valued at $737.3 billion as many projects, including some in the U.S., undertake ambitious growth plans to process more passengers and get more planes in the air